App creates cyber bullying concerns in Kansas district

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A new social media messaging app is creating a cyber bullying nightmare in high schools across the nation after students in Mobile, Ala., were arrested for making terroristic threats on the app YikYak.

Now, the app has gained popularity in a Johnson County school district. Just last week, it caused problems at Shawnee Mission High School where students were posting hateful messages about each other.

Jordan Hall, a senior at Shawnee Mission East, said the fervor over the app erupted throughout the hallways last Wednesday. After the use of the app quickly grew, he saw some of the hurtful comments his peers posted.

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